In The Libraries: May at George Bruce

May 04, 2021

In May, library patrons can connect with their fellow readers during open book hours, join in virtual storytime for the whole family, celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and even get free assistance with immigration issues.

Upcoming Events
  • This month's Open Book Hour for adults will be on May 12 at 12:30PM. Discuss new and noteworthy books, swap recommendations, and more.
  • Join Ms. Margo for a Spring Storytime on May 12 at 4PM!  The online program will include songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books about spring, ideal for families with children of multiple ages.
  • Got questions about college life? Join the College and Career Pathways: College Life Panel on May 12 at 4PM to hear from students at six different colleges and universities around the country about their experiences on campus and how they have navigated college life during the pandemic.
  • On May 21 at 4PM, teens are invited to participate in a Teen Advisory Group meeting with George Bruce Library staff. Discuss new ideas for online programs, recommend books for social media, and talk about types of books teens read now and what books and programs the library should promote. 
  • Teens will have their own Open Book Hour on May 27 at 4PM
  • Help with library resources is available to 13- to -18-year-olds on May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25 at 4PM.
Library Resources
  • Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the library's new book lists for adults, kids, and teens, as well as free online events and resources.
  • Expanded service at grab-and-go location is coming May 10! Public computer reservations and limited browsing will be available at select locations.
  • Get free, safe immigration legal help through ActionNYC! Assistance is available for any kind of legal immigration matter, regardless of immigration status.
  • History Now: The Pandemic Diaries Project: Preserve your experience of this pivotal historical moment by sharing an audio recording of yourself or your loved ones telling personal stories about life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Story Line: Call 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975) to hear a children’s book performed by one of our talented librarians. A new story will be made available every week in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
  • Overdue fees are suspended until June 30, 2021. 

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a great resource for New Yorkers, offering virtual events, free online services, and a wide variety of support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Columbia Neighbors has partnered with the George Bruce Library on 125th Street to provide regular updates from library staff and highlight its fantastic offerings.

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